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Varicose Veins: Explanation and Probable Causes

Last updated 6 years ago

The main function of veins in the legs is to transport deoxygenated blood back to the heart so it can be replenished with oxygen. Simple activities such as walking, aids in the transport of blood because the calf muscles act like a pump, which contracts the veins and makes blood flow back into the heart.

All veins contain valves, which aid in the prevention of backflow, or blood flowing in the wrong direction. When a valve does not function properly, it may cause venous reflux. This is when blood flows back into the superficial veins and down the leg. This is what makes the veins enlarged and gives the appearance of a varicose vein.

In order to correct this problem, treatment must start at the source, which is usually the failed valve. The varicose vein doctors at Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan can help evaluate the cause of your varicose veins and develop the appropriate treatment plan.

If you have experienced and/or are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, call us immediately at (917) 720-4680 to schedule an appointment with Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan. We are here to help you lose those unsightly varicose veins and will customize your procedure during your consultation.


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